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ACCOUNTANT II

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Recruitment #19-004547-0006

Introduction

This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Washington County, and Allegany County.  Please indicate which counties you are willing to work on your application.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Division of Financial Services

7931 Brockbridge Road

Jessup, MD 20794

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of this position is to prepare the monthly banking and working fund reconciliations, analyze and reconcile accounting transactions, assist with fiscal year close out and assist in monitoring and preparing monthly budget projections and the annual budget. The position will also serve to support the supervisory level Accountant in analyzing and interpreting accounting systems and preparing financial reports and statements.

POSITION DUTIES

Reconciliations

Analyze, verify and reconcile the transactions entered into the Maryland Offenders Banking System (MOBSII) or other DPSCS supported systems to the corresponding transactions entered into the Financial Management Information System (FMIS).

Recommend corrections/adjustments to MOBSII or DPSCS supported systems based on the reconciliation analysis.

Prepare and post necessary corrections/adjustments to FMIS based on the reconciliation analysis.

Report status of reconciliation to the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer.

Monitor transmittal processing by Accounts Payable and follow-up on process

Assist with Agency working fund reconciliations, as appropriate, according to State of Maryland General Accounting Division Procedures.

Budget Preparation & Management 

Assist in preparation of annual budget request forms, and review prior year expenditures and appropriations.

Assist in preparing the monthly budget projections analyzing current and prior year expenditures.

Assist in formulating spending strategies based on the appropriations and projected expenditures.

Close Out

Assist with compiling and finalizing data relating to the fiscal year-end closing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Two years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing, for the required education.  

2. Applicants who have met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

3. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting Officer classification or Financial Management specialty codes in the Accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s):

One year of experience completing accounting reconciliations and reporting

One year of experience with the State of Maryland Financial Management Information System (FMIS)

Experience compiling, adjusting and reconciling budgets

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to: HRSD-Recruitment & Examination, ATTN: Angela Chase, 300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000 Towson, MD 21286.

Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-339-5964.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.